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Population-based, policy, patient care and ethics studies.

Prediction of In-hospital Mortality after Pancreatic Resection in Pancreatic Cancer Patients: A Boosting Approach via a Population-based Study Using Health Administrative Data

  • Journal: PLoS One
  • Institution(s): Rey Juan Carlos University, Madrid, Spain, and others
  • Corresponding author(s): Alejandro Álvaro-Meca
  • Major finding: In this study, the authors developed a nation-wide system that is capable of generating accurate and reliable predictions of in-hospital mortality after pancreatic resection in patients with pancreatic cancer. Their model could help surgeons understand the importance of the patients’ characteristics prior to surgery and the health effects that may follow resection.

Global Temporal Patterns of Pancreatic Cancer and Association with Socioeconomic Development

  • Journal: Scientific Reports
  • Institution(s): Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
  • Corresponding author(s): Martin Wong
  • Major finding: The authors examined pancreatic cancer global incidence/mortality rates and their correlation with socioeconomic development (Human Development Index [HDI] and Gross Domestic Product [GDP] in 2000 as proxy measures). In summary, the incidence and mortality of pancreatic cancer were rising in many countries, requiring regular surveillance.